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#1 29-04-14 05:56:10

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If they had brains they'd be dangerous

When the new DVSA chief exec asked the associations for 'One Big Idea' to improve road safety   he was probably hoping for some serious suggestions rather than the nonsense which came from a couple of them.

However, the latest effort is beyond belief, and it must be embarassing for members of that association to admit they are being represented by the plonker who has posted the following on a social media site in the last few days.

He wrote:

I am constantly thinking how we can make our roads safer and how we can make ADIs better and how the driving test can be changed for the better.
If someone lives in a big city and they sit a driving test and only town driving is assessed they get a city licence.  If someone lives a rural area they get a rural licence, if the test is conducted on a motorway they get a motorway licence.  So you could have all three passes, or maybe two or even one pass.
You may be able to get all 3 in the one test, you may have to sit all three tests, you may only need a city licence, you may only need a rural licence.

No wonder some the national associations want to keep the content of their meetings secret when their reps can only come up with such idiotic thoughts.

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#2 29-04-14 06:34:41

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Re: If they had brains they'd be dangerous

Yet another reason why I am voting YES on the 18th of September.


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#3 29-04-14 06:38:59

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Re: If they had brains they'd be dangerous

reddragonbus wrote:

Yet another reason why I am voting YES on the 18th of September.

Are you assuming the person who wrote that is from England? lol

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#4 29-04-14 10:09:37

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Re: If they had brains they'd be dangerous

Hi
Isn't that, in some aspects, what the graduated licence proposers are asking for?
1st an ordinary licence , then a licence which allows Mway driving, maybe at sometime in the future they will also request night driving to be seperately tested/licenced.

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#5 29-04-14 10:25:47

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Re: If they had brains they'd be dangerous

As silly as it sounds, separate licences have been seriously mooted down here for a reason*, but it boggles my mind that it would be considered for the UK.

*A lot of indigenous people get their licence in the remote, isolated communities of Northern or Central Australia, and I mean REMOTE and ISOLATED!
Some years ago my employer flew me to Gapuwiyak in a light plane, I was to borrow the local school's 4WD and train assess & licence the council's aboriginal workmen.
As we circled the airfield I got a good look at the town, a small cluster of buildings either side of about .25 miles of sealed road - at one end was the dirt airfield many sizes larger than the town, at the other end a small crocodile-infested lagoon.
A dirt road crossed the main street, the only intersection in the town - no signs no lines no nuttin' (except for large numbers of derelict vehicles).
The nearest habitation was coastal Nhulunbuy several hundred miles away by unsealed road which was totally impassable for at least half of the year.

I also trained in Nhulunbuy and the nearby aboriginal "dry" community of Yirrikala, only one give way sign and an unsealed roundabout near the beach where everyone, including the police, drove straight over the top of the central island to save going around it.

Occasionally some people who were licenced in these areas try to drive in Darwin with it's traffic liights, dual carrigeways, multiple lane roads, busy roundabouts etc etc.
and they get into real trouble doing it.
I'm even wary when I see a white cowboy in an Akubra ten-gallon hat drive around, they are real cowboys but most of their driving is in remote cattle stations - they are real pain in the bumper when they hit town as well.


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#6 29-04-14 10:27:53

Zipper
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Re: If they had brains they'd be dangerous

pegasus wrote:

Hi, Isn't that, in some aspects, what the graduated licence proposers are asking for? ... 1st an ordinary licence , then a licence which allows Mway driving, maybe at sometime in the future they will also request night driving to be seperately tested/licenced.

I don't know anything about proposed GL's in the UK but graduated licencing down here is not about different driving conditions, but the different experience levels of novice drivers.


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#7 29-04-14 11:42:10

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Re: If they had brains they'd be dangerous

pegasus wrote:

Hi
Isn't that, in some aspects, what the graduated licence proposers are asking for?
1st an ordinary licence , then a licence which allows Mway driving, maybe at sometime in the future they will also request night driving to be seperately tested/licenced.

Nothing like GL.  Read the suggestion again.  If you take a test in the city you can only drive in the city.  So if you want to go to the next town and the route involves a bit of rural scenery, you can't do it.
If you live in a city, pass the city test, then move to the countryside your knackered.

As the title says, if some people had brains they'd be dangerous.

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#8 29-04-14 15:09:36

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Re: If they had brains they'd be dangerous

Hi
I did say in SOME aspects, with some of the GL proposals a person getting their first licence would not be permitted to drive on a motorway without doing another test.

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